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A Kiss of Shadows (A Merry Gentry Novel Book 1) by [Laurell K. Hamilton]
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Praise for Laurell K. Hamilton and A Kiss of Shadows
 
“One of the most inventive and exciting writers in the paranormal field.”—Charlaine Harris
 
“Sexy . . . Merry’s adventures are engaging and keep the reader turning the pages.”St. Louis Post-Dispatch
 
“Stunning . . . steamy . . . an exciting and original world.”San Jose Mercury News
 
“I’ve never read a writer with a more fertile imagination.”—Diana Gabaldon

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Laurell K. Hamilton revitalized vampires, werewolves, and zombies in the popular Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter books. In this new series, she updates faeries. A Kiss of Shadows introduces Merry Gentry, a.k.a. Meredith NicEssus, a faerie princess of the Unseelie Court, where politics is a blood sport. Merry, who's part sidhe (elvish), part brownie, and part human, never really fit in. She's short, not skilled in offensive magic, and mortal because of her human blood. These are real liabilities when your family, especially aunt Andais, Queen of Air and Darkness, is out to kill you. Merry has been in hiding for three years, living in Los Angeles and working for the Grey Detective Agency, which specializes in "supernatural problems, magical solutions." A new case sets her against a man who uses forbidden magic to seduce fey women and drain their power. A plan to trap him goes awry and Merry's cover is blown. Now Andais knows where she is. But things have changed in Andais's court, and Merry is changing too.

Despite the selkies, brownies, goblins, and ogres in this book, it's not for children. The fey are "creatures of the senses"--and in the Unseelie court, sex and pain go together. Merry is sexually adventurous and surrounded by gorgeous, powerful males, most of whom want her badly. She's politically savvy and no coward, though she's not the warrior Anita is. Hamilton fans and readers of adult fairy tales like Anne Bishop's Black Jewels trilogy will want to give Merry a look. --Nona Vero

--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000FC1IZE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Ballantine Books; 1st edition (January 18, 2001)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 18, 2001
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 837 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 480 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0345423402
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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